Retired Lieut-Col. Chris Linford and his wife Kathryn will represent Wounded Warriors Canada at the Langley Rotary Club Gala Event on Saturday

Military theme of Langley Rotary Club gala is very timely

Nov. 8 event will see all funds raised go to Wounded Warriors Canada, which provides support for military personnel and their families.

The actions of the past week, involving attacks on Canadian soldiers in uniform, have focused a lot of attention on the military.

The beneficiary of the Rotary Club of Langley’s gala event on Saturday, Nov. 8 will be Wounded Warriors Canada, which has as its goal helping members of the military and their families who suffer various kinds of physical and mental injuries as a result of their service.

Retired Lieut.-Col. Chris Linford and his wife Kathryn will highlight the importance of the work of Wounded Warriors Canada at the event.

Linford, who has been much in demand by the media since the tragic events of last week, points out that “The Canadian psyche is waking up to the fact that we don’t live in the same Canada. The bubble has burst, and as a community, we need to take care of the military and their families.”

The gala will include both a live and silent  auction, and there are some very unique auction items going under the gavel of auctioneer Bill Henke.

One will be a flight for two with the Fraser Blues aerobatic team, headed by former Langley Airport manager George Miller. The Fraser Blues do a regular flypast of numerous Remembrance Day ceremonies in Surrey and Langley, and the winning bidder will have the opportunity to accompany them on this very memorable flight.

Also up for auction are a hand-carved Haida Gwaii jewelry box, a custom-made cashmere or wool suit, handmade park benches, $1,000 worth of crane services, autographed Canuck jerseys, restaurant gift certificates and many other unique items.

Organizer Kari Kutvonen says the auction will provide a great opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts which can’t be found elsewhere.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Cascades Casino and Convention Centre, 20393 Fraser Hwy.

Entertainment will be provided by Langley Has Talent contest finalists and the Golden Ears Jazz Band.

Tickets are $75 each and are available online at langleyrotaryauction.org, or they can be purchased at the Langley Times office, 20258 Fraser Hwy.

Wounded Warriors Canada, a non-profit organization, offers programs and services to Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada.

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